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Restore previous session problem

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Hi!

I've enabled "Restore previous session", but i want it to continue on a new tab next time if I close Firefox by closing all of the tabs individually instead of closing the browser window itself.

So if I close all the tabs individually, it should next time I startup Firefox open a single NEW tab while still remembering my previous tabs if I close Firefox by closing the window itself. Just like it works on chrome with "Continue where I left off" enabled.

Any help appreciated!

Thanks!

Patrick

Hi! I've enabled "Restore previous session", but i want it to continue on a new tab next time if I close Firefox by closing all of the tabs individually instead of closing the browser window itself. So if I close all the tabs individually, it should next time I startup Firefox open a single NEW tab while still remembering my previous tabs if I close Firefox by closing the window itself. Just like it works on chrome with "Continue where I left off" enabled. Any help appreciated! Thanks! Patrick

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Hi Patrick, I can't think of a built-in setting for that exact behavior. The closest thing that comes to mind is the setting to generate a new tab when you close the last tab in the window. This forces you to close a window using the X button, but when it's restored, you should just get the new tab:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste LASTTAB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab preference to switch the value from false to true true to false

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Hi Patrick, I can't think of a built-in setting for that exact behavior. The closest thing that comes to mind is the setting to generate a new tab when you close the last tab in the window. This forces you to close a window using the X button, but when it's restored, you should just get the new tab:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste LASTTAB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab preference to switch the value from false to true true to false

Hi Patrick, I can't think of a built-in setting for that exact behavior. The closest thing that comes to mind is the setting to generate a new tab when you close the last tab in the window. This forces you to close a window using the X button, but when it's restored, you should just get the new tab: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''LASTTAB''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab''' preference to switch the value from <s>false to true</s> <u>true to false</u>

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Note that there is possibly "History -> Recently Closed Tabs/Windows" available to reopen tabs you closed previously.

Note that there is possibly "History -> Recently Closed Tabs/Windows" available to reopen tabs you closed previously.
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Thanks a lot to both of you!

Thanks a lot to both of you!
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